IATF EXPANDS LIST OF FOREIGNERS ALLOWED TO ENTER PH

MANILA, Feb 5 (Mabuhay) — The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has expanded the list of foreigners who can enter the Philippines amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. Foreigners who have visas issued as...

ACCURACY OF SALIVA RT-PCR TEST AWAITING RITM REVIEW, DOH SAYS

MANILA, Feb 4 (Mabuhay) — The accuracy of the use of saliva as specimen for RT-PCR test for COVID-19 will still be reviewed by the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), the Department of Health said Wednesday. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire made the...

Philippines sets conditions for entry of foreigners, effective February 1

MANILA, Jan 29 (Mabuhay) — Foreigners allowed entry in the Philippines need to comply with some guidelines beginning February 1, Malacañang said Friday. In a statement, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said arriving foreigners should have valid and existing visas at...

Saliva COVID-19 test can be used for travel — PH Red Cross

MANILA, Jan 26 (Mabuhay) –The cheaper and non-invasive saliva COVID-19 test can be used by those taking a trip abroad, those taking the Bar exams and even students before they return to classrooms, the Philippine Red Cross said Tuesday. The non-government organization on...

DOH allows use of saliva specimen for COVID-19 test in Red Cross labs

MANILA, Jan 25 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Health has approved the use of saliva as an alternative specimen in COVID-19 tests in Philippine Red Cross laboratories, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said. In a public briefing, Vergeire said the DOH allowed the...

Philippines detects UK variant in 16 more COVID-19 cases

MANILA, Jan 23 (Mabuhay) — Philippine authorities  has detected the UK variant of the COVID-19 virus in 16 more cases in the country. There are now 17 seventeen cases of COVID-19 who have the UK variant in the Philippines after the first who arrived from the United...